Posts Tagged ‘citroen’

Rusten Men Trofasten – Citroen CX 2.2 TRS Break

April 20, 2016

It’s always fun to look at what the self-imposed $4000ish budget cap will get you elsewhere in the world, and what better place to look than Denmark, home of the 180% tax on automobiles (which is actually the ceiling on new cars, starting at 105% with the ceiling dropping to a mere 150% this year). Fortunately, this tax is not imposed on used cars, good news if you’re a Danish classic car enthusiast. And that’s how you can find interesting deals on odd cars like this 1986 Citro├źn CX Break for sale for KR19,000 (about $2886 today) in Klampenborg, Denmark.

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One-Owner French Icon – 1965 Citroen 2CV

February 2, 2016

If you ask someone to name a French car, Citroen probably won’t be the first name they’d come up – Renault and Peugeot were in the North American market much more recently, and it seems the stories about them were more appalling. But Citroen really epitomizes the French approach to building (most) cars – an unusual combination of great comfort and handling, not much of a focus on the engine, and distinctive designs. They’re not always beautiful in a traditional sense, but those are beautiful in their engineering aesthetic. And among Citroens, the 2CV is the purest expression of the French car design ethos – both innovative in its abilities, and accessible to a very wide audience. Check out this 1965 Citroen 2CV for sale for $3900 in Portland, OR.

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RustyButTrusty on the Street – Honolulu Edition

October 17, 2015

A short trip to Hawaii yielded a couple of interesting finds. Evidently, the climate and distance from the mainland does not get in every enthusiast’s way of enjoying older cars. Beyond what’s captured below, some older American cars, a pair of Pinzgauers, a beater Beetle convertible and a mid-1970s Porsche 911S in running but rusty condition were pleasant surprises among all the rental Jeeps. The first find was this unusual pair – a Nash Metropolitan which was promoting a business next to a Subaru Loyale. The Subaru must have been a recent arrival from the mainland since it was in immaculate shape.

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